Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes! I’m not really supposed to be downstairs, but my kids are so excited about the baby that they’ve been carrying him around all day! I called to them a couple of times to bring him to me so I could feed him, but they didn’t hear, so I came down to tell them myself. And naturally, once I’m here I had to pop in!
I’ll share the fun and interesting details of the birth another time, probably after Shabbos. I’ll just say that it’s very humbling to realize that no matter how many kids you have, there’s something new to experience and learn. I’m feeling great and hope to see some of you who live in the area tonight!
And yes, it’s going to be another erev yom tov bris! We’re on a roll with the last three boys! The gabbai of our shul was joking the first night of Pesach with dh that he was waiting to hear that we were making a bris the next morning because of our past history. He was off by the holiday, but not the basic idea! Ds3 was the first day of Pesach, ds20 months was erev Rosh Hashana, and now this baby will b’ezras Hashem be on erev Shavuos, which is also my husband’s birthday. To do that they had to be born on very different time tables from all of their due dates – 2 weeks early, 3 weeks early, and 3 weeks late. Hashem’s timing is perfect, isn’t it!
Have a great Shabbos!